Heavy Traffic Expected for Friday’s Football Game Against Army

Duke community members should avoid Towerview Road, Science Drive and Duke University Road

Heavy Traffic Expected for Friday’s Football Game Against Army Duke community members should avoid Towerview Road, Science Drive and Duke University Road
Duke opens the 2018 season at home Friday against Army.

Heavy traffic is expected on West Campus and adjacent roads on Friday when Duke hosts Army West Point for a 7 p.m. ESPNU nationally televised game at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium.

To shorten travel time leaving campus, Duke community members should avoid using Towerview Road, Science Drive and Duke University Road as much as possible.

Due to anticipated congestion on areas thoroughfares, health care providers working second shift on Friday are encouraged to allow extra travel time to ensure their ability to arrive at work on time.

Duke Athletics, police and parking officials encourage game day guests to follow recommended directions for Iron Duke Parking Lots, General Public Lots, and RV/OV/Bus Parking.

Parking in the core of Duke’s campus will be constrained. General public park and walk lots for game traffic will open starting at 5 p.m., and those who plan to attend the game are encouraged to carpool or ride the bus.

Real-time information will be available on the Duke Game Operations Twitter feed. Additionally, this special "what to expect" guide will help fans and others navigate the game, parking, traffic and security.

Game Day Service Adjustments to Duke Buses

Due to increased traffic on-and-around campus, Duke Transit passengers should expect delays system-wide after 5 p.m. Friday. Adjustments to routes include:

  • The C3: East-Science will end early at 6 p.m.
  • The PR1: Bassett-Research route will end early at 6 p.m.
  • The LL: LaSalle Loop route will be detoured starting at 6 p.m.; please expect delays.  The Towerview Road and Circuit Drive sections of the Loop will be rerouted to LaSalle Street and Erwin Road. After 6 p.m., passengers who use stops on Circuit Drive should plan to use stop 12102 on LaSalle Street near the entrance to the Circuit parking lot.
  • Duke Vans service will be very limited during the game. West Campus passengers will not have access to service after 5p.m., during and after the game.

As a reminder,  Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium has a no bag policy

For all game-day information, please see here.